R-Wars Tidyverse vs. Base R and Writing Reports in R Markdown


For our November event, we will have two guest speakers. Dorota Biedzio will discuss the advantages and disadvantages between the tidyverse and base R. Alyssa Goldberg will teach us how to batch-process reports using RMarkdown.

This event will be hosted over Zoom, and the link will be available on this Meetup page at noon on the day of the event.

Agenda (times approximate): 7:05pm - 7:10pm: R-Ladies NYC Announcements 7:10pm - 7:40pm: Dorota’s talk on tidyverse vs. base R 7:40pm - 8:10pm: Alyssa’s talk on using R Markdown to write reports

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— Talk Abstract —

“Tidyverse vs. Base R” Speaker: Dorota Biedzio

Abstract: The rivalry between base-R and the tidyverse ends now! We will discuss the pros and cons of each, and compare code snippets to finally choose a winner! Or… instead… we can have an intellectual, even-tempered discussion because we are all professionals.

“Batch Processing R Markdown Reports” Speaker: Alyssa Goldberg

Abstract: I’ll be showing folks how to use R and RMarkdown to batch generate several reports at once - sort of like facet_wrap() but for Word documents.

— Speaker Bios —

Bio: Dorota is a masters-level statistician currently working as a data analyst at MDRC (a non-profit, non-partisan research organization). Dorota loves writing functions that can automate tedious data processing tasks and increase workflow efficiency.

Bio: Alyssa is the Senior Marketing Analyst at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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